AC Cobra Goes Electric?

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Corvette Miracle: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona” Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any wierder, along comes one of the world’s finest classic cars. With an electric motor. No kidding. Not even a hybrid. AC Cobra of England, purveyers of an automotive mega-legend for 58 years, will celebrate their anniversary by building precisely 58 examples of their all new AC Cobra Series 1 Electric for select customers who are willing to fork over around $186,000 for an amazing new version of an old classic. The Series 1 Electric is available in Read More

Two Podiums for Team 104+ at Alpine Horizon

In their first appearance in the Grid Life GLTC racing series, the combined efforts of Braunschweig Racing, 104+ Performance and Sopwith Motorsports achieved a pair of third-place finishes and two fourth-place finishes last weekend at the Alpine Horizon Festival. The 1.3-mile road course at Pike’s Peak International Raceway provided tight racing and endless entertainment throughout the three-day event. In his first-ever race at the track, 104+ Performance driver Stephen Cox went from ninth on the grid to third at the checkered flag after leading nearly half of the race. “There was a lot of confusion on the start after a Read More

Cox Seeks 24th Career Win at Alpine Horizon – How To Watch, Full Schedule

The 104+ Performance/Sopwith Motorsports/Braunschweig Racing #117 Corvette will compete in Grid Life’s Alpine Horizon Festival at Pike’s Pike International Raceway this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with driver Stephen Cox looking to score his 18th road course win and the 24th of his career including ovals and dirt tracks. Practice for the ultra-competitive GLTC class begins Friday afternoon with qualifications shortly after 3 pm Mountain Time, the first race at 8:20 pm and races continuing throughout the weekend. “I’m delighted to be back with 104+ Performance and Braunschweig Racing,” Cox said. “The series and the track are new to me, but Read More

104+ Performance Corvette to Test at Brainerd International Raceway

(Photo courtesy of Tim Kruse Sports Photography) In preparation for the belated start of the 2020 racing season, the 104+ Performance/Braunschweig Racing Corvette of driver Stephen Cox will get a shakedown this Thursday at Brainerd International Raceway’s 3.1-mile road course in Minnesota. Team owner Matt Peterson said, “We’re verifying that the recently freshened transmission is working right. We’re testing the new anti-lock braking system, the new dry sump system, and the differential and transmission cooling to make sure everything is working right without any leaks or other issues. Track time is unlimited. We have an open track all morning and Read More

104+ Performance Signs Stephen Cox to 12-Race GridLife Deal

Indianapolis driver Stephen Cox returns to the cockpit to begin a delayed 2020 racing season after signing a 12-race deal with 104+ Performance. America’s first octane boost product will support Cox’s team in the GridLife Music & Motorsports Festival series. Cox will pilot Braunschweig Racing’s Chevrolet Corvette in the GridLife Alpine Horizon Festival at Pike’s Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs, August 14-16, 2020 for six Touring Cup events. This forges a reunion of the same team/driver combination that set the World Racing League track record en route to a dominating win at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway more than four years Read More

The Battle of Little Bighorn for Drive-In Theaters

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” It’s the summer of 1876 all over again. Only it’s not Crazy Horse and his Lakota warriors desperately struggling to preserve their way of life against Custer’s 7th Cavalry. This time, it’s the last desperate effort of America’s once proud drive-in theater industry fighting against the regulatory forces that have nearly driven them entirely out of business. Drive-in theaters have been in a death dive for over 30 years. The few that remain today are usually underfunded, privately owned and struggling to make Read More

Cox Returns to North Loop, Braunschweig for Can-Am Championship

Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will drive double duty at next month’s WRL Can-Am Endurance Championship sportscar race at Road America by competing for two different teams on consecutive days. On May 2nd, Cox will return to North Loop Motorsports as part of their four-driver lineup for Saturday’s eight hour event. North Loop is the 2019 World Racing League championship team in the highly competitive GP2 class, where their BMW race car has won multiple events. Driving for long time sponsor 104+ Performance, Cox made his first appearance with the North Loop team during their title run at Hallett Motor Read More

2020 Sopwith Motorsports Racing Schedule Announced

Indianapolis-based Sopwith Motorsports has released its competition schedule for team driver Stephen Cox in the upcoming 2020 motor racing campaign, featuring 21 events in eight states spanning nearly 5,000 miles of travel. The season begins with a return visit to Bowling Green’s NCM Motorsports Park, where Cox’s team finished third in last year’s 8-hour endurance event. Five races in the month of May include the legendary courses at Road America and Watkins Glen, followed by Cox’s first appearance in Michigan’s Grattan 8 Hour Endurance race. June will mark Cox’s first appearance at Gingerman Raceway since 2015 when his team won Read More

Rally North America, Season 2, Premiers Jan 6th

. The second season of MavTV’s Rally North America premiers on the automotive sports network on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm Eastern. The season features six new episodes produced by Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions, following the sold-out rally across the most scenic routes in the eastern United States from Pennsylvania to Maine. Rally North America is a scavenger hunt road rally taking place in daily stages. Participants are awarded points based on navigation, timing and scavenger hunting success. The rally also serves as a sight-seeing expedition to some of the country’s most famous historical landmarks. MavTV viewers will Read More

Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part 6

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” You know, if Fox body Mustangs keep soaring in value I may have to rename this series of articles. And that would be a good thing. My 1980 base model Mustang was originally equipped with a 2.3 liter, four cylinder engine, manual four-speed transmission, 13-inch wheels and a 7.5-inch rear end with a 2:73 open differential. Not exactly a performance monster, but in its defense, the car has traveled over a quarter of a million miles with nary a complaint and has been Read More